Construction Begins on New Michigan Avenue Apple Store
Mar17

Construction Begins on New Michigan Avenue Apple Store

The biggest retail change to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile since the new flagship Burberry Store went up in 2013 is starting to take place at Pioneer Plaza. Demolition has begun in front of 401 North Michigan Avenue for the new “underground” Apple Store Pioneer Court.  Fences went up, and a JCB started yanking out paving blocks yesterday afternoon.  Loop Spy Marcus double-clicked our tip line when he saw the work...

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Pioneer Court Thinking Inside the Box — The Glass Box, That Is
Sep03

Pioneer Court Thinking Inside the Box — The Glass Box, That Is

Michigan Avenue’s Pioneer Court at 401 North Michigan Avenue is looking to glass things up a bit with the addition of a glass box on the building’s southern edge right across from the Chicago River.  The proposed box would be part of a $25 million renovation that the Zeller Realty Group, which owns the building, is planning for the property. According to Crain’s Chicago Business, the glass box would serve as an entrance to a new...

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Critics of Donald’s Trump Stamp Ignore Other Riverfront Affronts. Here’s a List
Jun16

Critics of Donald’s Trump Stamp Ignore Other Riverfront Affronts. Here’s a List

For the last week or so architecture nerds, bloggers, journalists, tourists, and people who just love Chicago have had one word on their lips: “TRUM.” Today it’s spelled “TRUMP,” but for a long while, the “P” was missing on the sign on the Trump International Hotel and Tower (401 North Wabash Avenue) that’s brought Donald Trump more free publicity for his Chicago residential tower than...

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, 2012 – Part 7
Dec11

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, 2012 – Part 7

The lights of the Christmas tree in Pioneer Court (401 North Michigan Avenue) provide a reverse silhouette against the wall of skyscrapers along the Chicago River. Unlike most Christmas trees that are put up by building owners and managers in Chicago, this one bears a message at its...

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NFP: 401 North Michigan
Feb20

NFP: 401 North Michigan

We have a new building in our NFP series.  NFP stands for New Favorite Photo, and this is our new favorite photo of 401 North Michigan. If you like it too, click here to purchase a copy of this photo.  It helps support this blog.

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